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by Nancy C. Hanger

Marlowe & Co., September 2003, ISBN 1-56924-509-6
$15.95 (U.S.)
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A patient-expert walks those newly diagnosed with lupus through everything they need to learn and do during their first year with the condition

Lupus affects an estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S., but because of the diversity of its symptoms and severity with which it can manifest, it remains one of the most difficult conditions to identify and diagnose. Since my diagnosis with lupus-related syndromes, I educated myself on every aspect of my condition. Now, as a “patient-expert,” I guide those newly diagnosed step-by-step through their first year with lupus. Starting with the day of diagnosis, I will provide vital information on a variety of subjects, including:
  • Strategies for accomplishing necessary lifestyle changes
  • Guidelines and tips for modifying your diet
  • Choosing the right medical team
  • Coping with overlapping syndromes
  • Discussing your condition with family, friends, and co-workers
  • Current medical research and medications
  • Effective alternative therapies
  • Support group resources

Special sections include:

coping with chronic fatigue


systemic lupus


Raynaud’s Syndrome

the lupus mask

sleep disorders

lupus and pregnancy


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is a freelance writer and editor who was diagnosed with lupus-related syndromes in the early 1990s after more than two decades of seeking a diagnosis. She is the coauthor of Essential Business Tactics for the Net and a columnist for BYTE.com and WIRED News. Her freelance business, Windhaven Press, handles book editing and production for most of the major New York publishing houses. She lives in New Hampshire with three cats, one husband, and over ten thousand books in a 150-year-old farmhouse--give or take a few decades. She hopes to have her house/barn rennovations completed before the next century.

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